About Us

Get to know us!

Inform

Connect

Engage

Build

Our vision

The trusted resource for good food and good health.

Our Values

  • We act ethically; demonstrating respect & integrity.
  • We are member-focused.
  • We build stakeholder & industry engagement.
  • We create partnerships.
  • We promote awareness & continuous learning.
  • We encourage healthy living.

 

Our Mission

Connecting people and information, from field to plate.

Strategic Pillars

Inform - Act as a comprehensive source of information for all produce sold in Ontario.

Connect - Create opportunities for building collaborations within the industry and with external stakeholders.

Engage - Provide credible information and resources to encourage consumption.

Build - Build an Association with strong membership and good governance.

 

Staff

Michelle Broom

President

Dee Klemann

Office Manager

Emilia De Sousa

Marketing and Communications Manager

Sandra Ulewicz

Communications Coordinator

Board of Directors

The OPMA Board of Directors is made up of OPMA members across the produce industry. It is a competency-based board, with each individual bringing a unique set of skills and experience. The OPMA promotes diversity and provides equal opportunity to all persons without discrimination. 

Sarah Taylor

Immediate Past Chair

 

Sales & Marketing 

Gambles Produce

Houman Madani

Chair

 

Senior Produce Buyer

Metro Ontario Inc.

Steve Dimen

Vice Chair

 

Co-Chief Operating Officer

Ippolito Group

Steve Moffat

Treasurer

 

VP Finance

North American Produce Buyers

Michael Wexler

Director

 

Sales Representative 

Oppy

Michael Borcsok

Director

 

Director of Procurement, Produce

Greenhouse Juice Company

Rebecca Compton

Director

 

Grower, Chair

Asparagus Farmers of Ontario

Adam Donikian

Director

 

National Procurement Manager, Produce

Sobeys

Julian Sarraino

Director

 

Chief Operating Officer

Fresh Taste

Sarah Marshall

Director

 

Manager

Ontario Tender Fruit Growers

Todd Patterson

Director

 

 

Organic Girl

Chris Streef

Director

 

General Manager

Streef Produce Ltd.

Shreenivas Shellikeri

Director

 

Senior Key Account Manager

Highline Mushrooms

Frank Spagnuolo

Director

 

Senior Category Director

Loblaw Companies Limited

Fiona McLean

Director

 

Marketing Manager

DelFresco Produce

Jason Verkaik

Director

 

Owner/Operator

Carron Farms

Carleigh White

Director

 

Procurement Manager, Produce

Walmart Canada

OPMA Accessibility Policy

The Ontario Produce Marketing Association (OPMA) will provide an equal opportunity to all persons regardless without discrimination because of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, record of offences, marital status, family status or disability. The OPMA provides employees and visitors with an environment free of discrimination and harassment.

 

The OPMA will try to accommodate any visitors to the workplace. The person seeking accommodation is responsible for telling the OPMA that they have needs that require accommodation.  

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Deidre Klemann, Office Manager at 416 519 9390 ext. 231 or info@theopma.ca.

If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact:

Michelle Broom, OPMA President

416 519 9390

info@theopma.ca